Christopher “Biggie” Wallace to Have Brooklyn Park Named After Him Tomorrow

August 1, 2017
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NYC Parks Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Martin Maher will join City Council Member Robert Cornegy, Wallace’s daughter Tiana Wallace; Producer, Attorney and Publisher L. Londell McMillan; and local community members for an official renaming and dedication ceremony in honor of the late rapper Christopher “Biggie” Wallace. The ceremony starts August 2nd at 11am.

The basketball courts at newly renovated Crispus Attucks Playground will be officially renamed Christopher “Biggie” Wallace Courts and receive corresponding signage.

Wallace grew up in Brooklyn, just a few blocks from the park on St. James Place, and played basketball with a young Robert Cornegy on these very courts. The renaming happens just ahead of an annual basketball tournament held in Biggie’s honor to raise funds for youth in need, set to take place this weekend on August 5 and 6. The legacy of his name – BIG – is now interpreted as “Books Instead of Guns,” encouraging young people to pursue studies as a means to success.

The playground at Crispus Attucks has also received a complete renovation. Funded by Council Member Robert Cornegy, this $2.5 million project included new play equipment and safety surface, and improved circulation in the park, which makes both the basketball courts and comfort station accessible to all. The old stairs from Fulton Street were replaced with a garden, and landscaping was done throughout. These new courts were also part of the project, in addition to the handball courts, fencing, and security lighting.

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